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Who is Linked Investigations?
Linked Investigations is a Premier Private Investigations firm based in Southern California. The company’s owner, Mike Garroutte began working as a Private Investigator in 1982. For more information about the company, please navigate to the “About Us”  page.

What will a Private Investigator cost?
Each service is different since it is based on your specific needs. Please call us for a free phone consultation so we can determine the best services for your needs and quote you a price.

Is this legal?
Yes. We are licensed by the State of California to conduct surveillance and numerous other services. Go to: http://www.bsis.ca.gov/

Is it legal to record phone calls and/or private conversations?
No. It is not legal to secretly record private conversations or two party calls. All people involved in a conversation must be made aware and consent to a recording. If there is an expectation of privacy, then you cannot do it. Private Investigators are not allowed to do it and the recorded conversation cannot be used in court.  There are exceptions, but generally this is bad practice and a quick way to get you into serious trouble.

Do I pay before or after the work is completed? Do I pay only if you get results?
We typically require a retainer commensurate to the amount of work estimated before we begin. We can discuss any additional work and associated fees before we move forward. There should be no surprises involving cost.

We get paid for the time spent in our best attempts to get your information. Generally, we provide you with what we observed or uncovered during our efforts on your behalf. We cannot control what any subject does during the time we watch them.

How do I contact Linked Investigations if I have a potential case to discuss?
CALL US or send us an email from our contact us page. The longer you wait before talking to us the higher the potential to miss an opportunity or lose valuable planning time.

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Surveillance Specific FAQ Questions

What types of Investigative services does Linked Investigations offer?

We are a full-service Private Investigation firm. This means we are experienced in and work on most areas of investigations. We specialize in expert Surveillance Services, Complete Background Checks and other Personalized Services.

What will a surveillance cost?
Each surveillance is different since it is based on your specific needs.  Please contact us for a quote and free consultation so we can match our services to your budget.
Is there a minimum?
We have a four hour minimum for surveillance each time we conduct a surveillance. After the four hour minimum is met, we charge by the hour.

What does surveillance include?
Monitoring someone’s activities and providing you with a verbal or professionally written, detailed, court ready report. You can expect regular updates during a surveillance if requested with details of a subject’s activity, locations traveled to, people they come into contact with and their interaction.  Video and still photography services are included in our surveillance services upon request and at no additional cost to you. If necessary we will competently testify in court to our findings.

Do I pay before or after the work is completed?
We require a retainer in the amount of work estimated before we begin.

Will anyone find out about the surveillance?
We are not required to disclose our information to third parties. Our policy is to not disclose findings to those outside our associate group without your prior approval.

Is this legal?
Yes. We are licensed by the State of California to conduct surveillance and numerous other services.

What other information can you provide from a surveillance?
We can provide follow up computer and field work from the information obtained from the surveillance.